Dealing with squirrels

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Due to their cute and cuddly nature and their adorable fluffy tails, many will often forget Animal Removal  when they spot a squirrel that’s actually a rodent that can cause extensive property damage while in search of food. While their diet primarily consists of nuts, fruits, seeds, and plant, during the early spring when much of this isn’t yet available this species will consume eggs, eggs, small birds, snakes and even other rodents. Squirrels are obviously clever and will often find ways to obtain food that other rodents would not usually be able to access, such as eating out of bird feeders located high off the ground or digging up seeds, seeds, and bulbs that were found by their excellent little noses. They’re also curious by nature and will readily explore new areas for a proper den.

Squirrels over time have learned to cohabitate with people and within several public parks and universities see us as ample sources of food. These rodents can be trained to be hand fed and often are considered a suitable pet within the home if elevated from a really young age. They can be taught tricks and are normally as intelligent as most canine breeds. A few college campuses have even began a game known as squirrel fishing; a game in which you attach a peanut to a string and a stick and see just how far the squirrel can be lifted off the floor before releasing his bite. Others consider squirrels a viable food source throughout the United States; they are high in cholesterol and have a strong gamey flavor.

Squirrels build nests in which to live, and these may often be seen both high in trees and burrowed within the floor. In squirrel infested regions that border residential houses they’ll also find attics and basements suitable living environments; and they will often put to use substances found within the house to construct their nest. Power outages are also occasionally due to the curious creature wandering across a grounded power line and brushing against a transformer, and double this species has been demonstrated to topple the mighty NASDAQ stock market.

Keeping squirrels out of your house can often prove difficult for the average homeowner, especially if there is a large population of them nearby. This species can become very territorial during mating season (or after giving birth) and a silent attic can often turn into the perfect hideout for these animals. The easiest way to prevent an infestation is to reduce entry in the first place by sealing up any openings or other entryways that would normally go unnoticed. In northern areas it is also important not to overlook the chimney; with their exceptional climbing ability squirrels can descend right down it. If a professional is required, they will install small metal cages to trap the creature within and use favorite treats such as nuts or peanut butter as incentives.

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